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Sign Up Today for Space Science Week 2019!
March 26-28, 2019 in Washington, DC

Space Science Week is the annual joint meeting of the National Academies' Space Studies Board (SSB) Discipline Committees.  This event, conducted in collaboration with the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and the Board on Physics and Astronomy, will take place on March 26-28, 2019 at the historic National Academy of Sciences building at 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC.

On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 26th, we will host the Plenary session of all five Committees with a focus on international collaboration.  At this critical juncture in the world’s adventure to explore space and Earth sciences with partners across the world, the Plenary session provides a unique opportunity to engage with the committees that span NASA’s programs in space science in the Science Mission Directorate and the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. 

We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting event.  For more information and to download the latest agenda, please visit the Space Science Week website. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact

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Sea Level Rise and What We Should Do About It

How are melting ice sheets causing sea level rise and what can we do about it? The ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, along with glaciers and ice caps around the world, are melting faster than anticipated as a result of climate change caused by greenhouse gases from human activities. This rapid evolution--resulting from complex interactions between the atmosphere, the ocean, and ice--has been captured in great detail by a growing body of observational platforms that include satellites, aircraft, underwater floats, and autonomous gliders. In this public lecture, Dr. Eric Rignot will cover how and why the ice sheets are melting and what we can do about it. Practical solutions exist that are economically viable and ethically desirable, including transforming our energy production system and developing scalable carbon sequestration strategies. At stake is whether the world will be irreversibly committed to a multiple meter rise in sea level with potentially catastrophic consequences.

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm ET

Location: National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC, 20418

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: $2.5 Million Available to Advance Understanding and Prediction of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current System

The National Academies' Gulf Research Program is offering up to $2.5 million in grants to support the development or testing of innovative theories, technologies, or methodologies that would help advance understanding and prediction of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current System by expanding the knowledge base or improving tools available for observing and modeling the Loop Current System.

Learn more on the Gulf Research Program's website.

A letter of intent is required for this opportunity. Submit your application by June 5, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET. 

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